Part of the previously submerged, severely damaged right side of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is seen in an upright position last week after it was righted by salvage crews in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Marco Secchi/Getty Images hide caption

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The Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Tuesday morning. Officials declared the results of the 19-hour operation "perfect." Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Mission Success: Costa Concordia Is Vertical

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The view Monday from shore as work began to pull the Costa Concordia upright. The box-like structure on the ship's port side is one of the refloating caissons that will stabilize the ship. Marco Secchi/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Sylvia Poggioli on the salvaging of the Costa Concordia

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Work at the wreckage of the Costa Concordia continues through the night Sept. 14, off the Italian island of Giglio. The Costa Concordia is due to be righted, in a project set to begin Monday. Marco Secchi/Getty Images hide caption

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Francesco Schettino (left), the captain of the Costa Concordia, leaves court with his lawyer, Francesco Pepe, last month. A judge has ordered Schettino to stand trial in the wreck of the cruise ship last year. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A coast guard boat passes the Costa Concordia, as the cruise liner lies aground in front of the harbor of Giglio Island. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports

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